Peterlee biker injured in Lake District road smash

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A PETERLEE biker was flown to hospital after a smash in the Lake District.

The 45-year-old man was involved in a collision with a Lexus RX on the A592 at Windermere on Saturday afternoon.

The Great North Air Ambulance (GNAA) was scrambled to the scene to help the North West Ambulance Service (MWAS) treat his injuries.

The man was flown to the Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire, with pelvic and leg injuries which have been described as “severe” though not life-threatening.

The road was closed for several hours while the emergency services treated the casualty at about 2.30pm on Saturday.

A GNAA spokesman said: “The Great North Air Ambulance, The Pride of Cumbria, based at Langwaithby near Penrith, was called to assist NWAS with reports of a motorcyclist under a car.

“On arrival at scene the aircrew doctor and paramedic team assessed and treated a male casualty for pelvic and lower limb injuries.

“He was then flown to hospital in Preston.”

The driver of the Lexus, a man from Potters Bar in Hertfordshire was unhurt and no action is being taken against either motorist.